cack-handed

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cack-handed

1. Unskilled or clumsy with one's hands. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. No, I'm too cack-handed to repair that delicate figurine.
2. Inept in one's personal interactions. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Tommy is so cack-handed that he'll never be able to mediate this situation.
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Theresa May's tortuous years of cackhanded failure and doomed attempts at reasoning with the hardliners in her party are over.
He described the offending as "cackhanded" and the judge agreed it was "fairly unsophisticated" and appeared to have happened on the "spur of the moment".
Those who were may remember the effect that the cackhanded management of the closure had on the neighbouring school, the then Fartown High School, which suddenly had to cope with a large influx of Deighton pupils.
Voters are understandably frustrated with Mrs May's cackhanded Brexit negotiation and the refusal of MPs to navigate a way forward.
What other conclusion can be drawn after revelations of her cackhanded attempt to smear Labour rival Frank McAveety?
A second said: "It's been so cackhanded. The sooner the party throws this investigation out, the better.
"The campaign to stop Boris becoming leader is underway in a very crass and cackhanded way," she wrote on Twitter.
With passengers bracing themselves for weeks of further delays as a result of these cackhanded changes, Mrs May, you, will be jeopardising the credibility of the Northern Powerhouse, and alienating the regions for good, if you do not intervene now.
Once that's gone, they look and think: 'Who is this person'?" Veteran actress Dame Joan Collins "I've made a couple of cackhanded mistakes over the last couple of weddings I've been involved in and I'm thinking this is probably not a good moment to make it a hat-trick" The Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Rev Justin Welby looks forward nervously to officiating at the Royal Wedding "My rational head was kind of going, 'Oh, God.
And the cackhanded coup they launched last week was the worst of all worlds.
(It's interesting that Project Fear failed to work in the London mayoral election, though my guess is that that failure was mostly down to the cackhanded nature of Zac Goldsmith's dog whistle campaign, aided and abetted by that man Boris).
Simon Kenny, chairman of Harbottle Parish Council, described the decision to close the service as "a ham-fisted, cackhanded way to go about things that got everybody's backs up".
'Cackhanded,' as he puts it, 'with colour,' and demoralised, he took an evening class in etching.
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls branded the week's events a "catastrophe for Britain and the British national interest", adding: "I've never seen a negotiation so cackhanded."
There are many significantly more worthy causes for mass action than a display of cackhanded commentating that veered between comical and risible on what was a very strange Sunday morning indeed.